TennisSection previews the 2021 Wimbledon Championships as Sofia Kenin (4) meets Xin Yu Wang in the Round of 128 on Monday, June 28th 2021.
Will the qualifier Xin Yu Wang be able to take out one of the top seeds in the draw and earn the biggest win of her career? Or will Sofia Kenin, the 4th seed, kick her run at the 2021 Wimbledon Championships this year off with a great start? Only one player will prevail and move on for a spot in the Round of 64. Who will it be? Xin Yu Wang is a very new player, being only 19 years old. She got in through qualifying without dropping a set. While she did display a high level of play throughout qualifying, it’s a whole other task to defeat a grand slam champion in the main draw. Sofia Kenin is not super fond of players who have big, flat groundstrokes, in my eyes, Xin Yu Wang’s only hope is to attempt to blow her opponent off the court, with very aggressive play. It’s no doubt going to be a very tough task ahead of her, even if she plays better than the best tennis of her career, that may not be enough against someone like Sofia Kenin.
Sofia Kenin comes into the 2021 Wimbledon Championships this year as the 4th seed, she will hope to get things going with an easy win to begin her campaign. While she has not displayed her best tennis this year, she is still the heavy favorite to move onto the next round. Her best result at Wimbledon is a two time second round exit in 2018 and 2019. While grass is obviously not her favorite surface, we know the kind of level Sofia Kenin can bring. Taking all of that into consideration, I expect her to get an easy win under her belt over Xin Yu Wang and start building some confidence on the grass.
This will be a first career meeting between Sofia Kenin and Xin Yu Wang. As mentioned, Xin Yu Wang’s chances in this match are very low, and she will need to try and blow her opponent off the court with very aggressive play if she wants to have a chance at moving onto the Round of 64 come Monday.
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